Great Sermon! Some say Judas is in Heaven; some opined strongly that he's in Hell today! Who's correct?? I believe he's in Hell today for 2 major reasons: #1. Jesus called Judas Iscariot the son of perdition and wished that he was not born into the world, and #2. A 'born again' or a repentant sinner would never take his own life because his life now belongs to the Holy Spirit of YAHWEH. The Holy Spirit of YAHWEH residing within the body of the repentant sinner will not allow the temple of the Holy Spirit be destroyed. Thereâ€™s no power on earth that can destroy this temple of the Holy Spirit. Hence, based on just these 2 considerations, I do NOT believe that Judas Iscariot repented for his sin; he only felt remorseful in betraying Yeshua. The Holy Spirit shall prevent those who belong to YESHUA / YAHWEH from taking their own lives!! And that's the Gospel Truth concerning the issue of suicides amongst so-called "Christians". Genuinely 'born again' Christians would never commit suicide. The talk that many Christians are weak hence overcome by depressions to commit suicide is a myth that is DEADLY and DIABOLICAL and it has its origin from the Pit of Hell! To all pastors, do NOT lie! Tell the truth about the damnable consequence of suicide!
Great Sermon! BTW, did not you see in the pope's insignia that there are 2 keys?? Supposing 1 key is for him to open up "heaven", for what would the 2nd key be?? To open up "hell"??
Wah!! then the pope must be "god" in the Flesh (as what the Vatican stooges claimed the pope(s) to be for hundreds of years who is able to determine who goes to heaven and who goes to hell!!
Christ gave Peter the key to the kingdom of Heaven; to mean the preaching of the Good News of Salvation for the ELECT and NOT for a sinner like the pope to OPEN and CLOSE the gate of Heaven!!
He ought to be opening the "gate" on a daily basis since Christians die every day, right?? But, why is the pope only opening the gate on special Roman Catholic's 'holy days' only???
Even this proposition is utterly ridiculous and archaic!! Utterly appalling I must say here.....
Great Sermon! What an excellent message. I am currently going through some trials and this message not only convicted me, but I'm sure will stay in my thoughts and help me to overcome what is currently causing me worry and anxiety.
Great Sermon! Dr. Bennett, I've been listening to quite a bit of your church history, and I have found it to be very wonderful and I thank you for it. My question for you is is there any correlation between the nuns and the sisters that Rome brought out and the priestesses and the harlots that we see in the new and Old Testament. I'm wondering this because of the rumored history of the Popes who set up sex brothals inside the nuneries. I find it odd that these Temple Prostitutes that Paul and others warned of in Scripture just disappeared, and the Popes coincidentally decided that Nuns were Biblical. Perhaps you could help me here. If you could point me to any of the histories or books that will help, I would greatly appreciate it.
Feel free to email me. Thank you again.
Reasonably good Sermon! Reasonably good sermon but could someone explain Christ's words in Matt 12:40 "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth".
Epic study Since leaving the original comments here on Gerstner's two lectures, part of his 12 lectures on Edwards's doctrine, the link I provided has been moved. But I have three lectures here on SermonAudio that covers this material. starting with SID=5101012463110 Also available thanks to Still Water Revival Books.
John Wesley: 'I do not love God. I never did.' Because John Wesley is mentioned in this MP3, the following information may be helpful, regarding John Wesley's beliefs. Late in his life John Wesley wrote: "I do not love God. I never did. Therefore I never believed, in the Christian sense of the word." See more about John Wesley's teaching at http://ow.ly/yPJ3u â€“ as what John Wesley really believed is quite shocking and certainly not in accord with the Bible.
The Scientist for Studying the Christian Heart This month I have begun narrating this whole book once again. Certainly because a better digital recording is helpful to have. But more importantly because it makes me meditate on it. Owen wrote, "Where prayers are effectual, they will bring in spiritual strength. But the prayers of many seem to be very spiritual, and to express all conceivable supplies of grace, and they are persisted in with constancy, â€” and God forbid we should judge them to be hypocritical and wholly insincere, â€” yet there is a defect somewhere, which should be inquired after, for they are not so answered as that they who pray them are strengthened with strength in their souls. There is not that spiritual thriving, that growth in grace, which might be expected to accompany such supplications...how persons should continue in prayer in general according to the mind of God, so far as can be outwardly discovered, and yet thrive not at all as unto spiritual strength in their souls, is hard to be understood. And, which is yet more astonishing, men abide in the duty of prayer, and that with constancy, in their families and otherwise, and yet live in known sins. Whatever spiritual thoughts such men have in and by their prayers, they are not spiritually minded. puritanaudiobooks.net
Great Sermon! Men think that neglecting and slighting of ordinances, profaning of the Lordâ€™s day and holy things, is no such great evil, if it be an evil at all; but there is hardly any thing kindles the wrath of God hotter than the casting off, despising, and abusing the ordinances and mediums appointed of God, for his worship, our good, comfort, and salvation. Their sins here of this nature put God into fury, which is more than anger or wrath; upon pouring out of fury, and such pouring out as to consume them. Heb. 10.25â€”27, he tells you of some that did forsake the assemblies, cast off the ordinances of God, which was a wilful and provoking sin, excluding mercy, and hastening judgment and fierce indignation, which should destroy. When God in his infinite wisdom and mercy hath condescended to manâ€™s weakness, given him ordinances and mediums wherein he will be worshipped, and through which he will do good to the creature, and now the foolish creature to neglect, despise, or profane them, this pierces Godâ€™s heart, and transforms his patience into fury, and puts him into ways of destruction.
- William Greenhill, An Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel